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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jandk, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. jandk

    jandk Hatching

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    Hi

    I was just wondering why Marans are so hard to get? Are there fertility issues or why so scarce?

    Thanks
     

  2. blessedchickenmama7

    blessedchickenmama7 Songster

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    I don't know... I have two but I bought them from a lady nearby who hatched them. They were the last two marans chicks she had that she was selling. Apparently, they went very fast. I wanted them for the dark eggs like she had. She sells the neatest eggs at the farmer's market.

    I only have one hen though... the other's a roo so there won't be lots of those pretty eggs.
     
  3. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

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    Its cause everyone wants them,there the bird of the hour the bella of the ball and they lay realy dark brown eggs...
     
  4. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
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    They are considered a rare breed and are just becoming known to most people. There have been serious breeders for several years and I think they have just gotten their flock where they want them.
     

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